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Watch: The Pretenders - “Holy Commotion!” Video (Produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys)

Alone Due Out October 21 via BMG

Sep 27, 2016 The Arcs
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The Pretenders are releasing a new album that’s produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys and The Arcs. Alone is due out October 21 via BMG. Now the album’s previously shared first single, “Holy Commotion!,” has a video. It features black & white shots of frontwoman Chrissie Hynde and Auerbach in the studio, with sometimes colorful animation over top. The footage was shot at Auerbach’s Nashville studio and edited by director/animator Luca Monterosso Whittmann. Watch below, followed by the band’s upcoming tour dates.

Alone was recorded at Auerbach’s Easy Eye Studio in Nashville and mixed by Tchad Blake. It was at first going to be the follow-up to Hynde’s 2014 solo debut, Stockholm, but as work began Hynde decided it would better suit being a new Pretenders album, their first since 2008’s Break Up the Concrete. The sessions included “charter members” of Auerbach’s other band, The Arcs: keyboardist Leon Michels and drummer Richard Swift. Also involved were Nashville session musicians, including bassist Dave Roe (Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn, Sturgill Simpson), pedal steel player Russ Pahl (Blake Shelton, Don Williams, Luke Bryan), and guitarist Kenny Vaughan (Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives, Lana Del Rey, Ray LaMontagne), as well as guitar legend Duane Eddy.

The Pretenders North American Tour Dates With Steve Nicks:


25 - Phoenix AZ - Talking Stick Arena
27 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
29 - Houston, TX - Toyota Center
30 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center


2 - Tampa, FL - Amalie Arena
4 - Fort Lauderdale, FL - BB&T Center
6 - Atlanta, GA - Phillips Arena
7 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
10 - Charlotte, NC - Time Warner Cable Arena
12 - Columbia, SC - Colonial Life Arena
14 - Washington, DC - Verizon Center
15 - Boston, MA - TD Garden
19 - Bethlehem, PA - Sands Bethlehem Event Center
20 - Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center
23 - Grand Rapids, MI - Van Andel Arena
25 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena
27 - Detroit, MI - The Palace of Auburn Hills
29 - Toronto, ONT - Air Canada Centre


1 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
3 - Chicago, IL - United Center
5 - Lincoln, NE - Pinnacle Bank Arena
6 - St. Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center
9 - Vancouver, BC - Pepsi Live at Rogers Center
11 - Seattle, WA - Key Arena
13 - Sacramento, CA - Golden 1 Center
14 - San Jose, CA - SAP Center
18 - Inglewood, CA - The Forum


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